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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew...
Forrester Blanchard Washington, a South Boston High graduate, advocated for African American...
We’re starting Black History Month with a blog post about Wilhelmina Crosson, a Boston...
It's National Handwriting Day! Did you take a penmanship class in school? Did you ever learn...
In 1830, Boston had just concluded a radical experiment — a high school for...
On this day in 1737, John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
On this day in 1798, the Massachusetts Legislature conducted its first day of business in the newly...
In 1930, Boston celebrated its 300th birthday. Even as City leaders led celebrations of Boston...
In 1966, Boston Mayor John Collins spearheaded an effort to send holiday packages to servicemen in...
Our City's tradition of lighting a Nova Scotia Christmas Tree began with a terrible tragedy.
On this day, in 1889, the Newsboys Reading Room Association reserved Faneuil Hall for a “...
On this day in 1893, Eliott Joslin, a Boston physician, examined Mary Higgins, a young girl...
On July 27, the Boston Transit Commission took this photograph to survey progress on the Tremont...
Today’s post looks at a significant moment in Boston’s history: the heyday of urban...
Today, we’re highlighting our collection of Boston Almanacs. This 1836 Almanac was published...
On July 4, 1861, Bostonians celebrated Independence Day as they grappled with the reality of civil...
On June 26, after smallpox broke out in Boston, Dr. Zabdiel Boylston inoculated his 13-year-old son...
On this day, in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read...
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam on Pennsylvania’s Little Conemaugh River broke. 16...
On this day in 1660, Mary Dyer was executed on the Boston Common for defying her banishment from...
On May 30, 1868, Bostonians observed the country’s first Memorial Day.
On May 24, 1854, federal marshals in Boston arrested Anthony Burns, a fugitive from slavery....
Today's Archives' blog post is a guest post by urban historian Max Grinnell. Max visited...
Today's Archives' blog post is a guest post by urban historian Max Grinnell. Max visited...
On May 5, 1873, a group of Bostonians asked Boston’s Board of Aldermen to ban the game...
Kathryn White, first lady of Boston from 1968 to 1984, passed away on May 1.
On May 1, 1809, construction began on Park Street Church. Five years earlier, in 1804, a small...
On April 27, 1826, Faneuil Hall Market, now commonly known as Quincy Market, held its grand opening.